BSNL launches satellite phone service using Inmarsat

Posted on:25 May 2017 13:11:09
BSNL launches satellite phone service using Inmarsat
25 May 2017 Current Affairs:

  • State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) started satellite phone service through International Maritime Satellite Organisation (INMARSAT) which will be initially offered to government agencies and later opened for others citizen in phased manner.

  • BSNL and Inmarsat opened a new Indian GSPS gateway to enable satellite phone services through Inmarsat’s fourth-generation constellation.

  • The service will cover areas where no networks are present and are provided by INMARSAT which has 14 satellites.

  • Currently, satellite phones in India are provided by Tata Communications, which inherited the license from Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) (now Tata Communications Limited).


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